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Top 4 England National Team, The England national team always comes up with surprises when playing in the World Cup. The surprise given is not always positive for the England national team.
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For example at the 2014 World Cup when England were bottom of Group D with a collection of one point. At that time,
England even lost to a non-seeded team, Costa Rica, who won the group. Four years later, England actually performed quite well
by reaching the semifinals in Russia. They had to accept Croatia’s comeback in extra time, England lost 2-1 to Croatia.
Not only the national team, English players did not want to lose. Harry Kane, who just made his World Cup debut,
managed to come out as the top scorer of the 2018 World Cup with six goals. Besides Kane, here are the top scorers in England’s World Cup history.
Gary Lineker was a well-known English striker from 1985 to the early 1990s. Overall, Lineker scored 48 goals for the England national team.
The number of goals is still below England’s all-time top scorer, Wayne Rooney with a collection of 53 goals. In addition,
Lineker’s number of goals is also still below Harry Kane and Sir Bobby Charlton.
However, Lineker is England’s most fertile striker in the World Cup. Lineker scored 10 goals in the two World Cups he participated in in 1986 and 1990.
Those 10 goals made him England’s all-time top scorer at the World Cup.
Harry Kane has the opportunity to set a fantastic record at the 2022 World Cup later. Kane is only four goals adrift of Gary Lineker and has a chance to get past him.
Harry Kane only participated in the World Cup in the Russian edition in 2018. At that time Harry Kane came out as the top scorer with six goals.
Kane, who is still 29 years old, also has the potential to participate in the 2026 World Cup.
If Kane can score four or more goals at the World Cup, he will record two titles at once. In addition to England’s top scorer in World Cup history,
Kane will also become England’s all-time top scorer past Wayne Rooney’s 53 goals.
Geoff Hurst became the pride of England striker who presented the 1966 World Cup title. At that time England hosted the World Cup,
winning against Germany in the top party. At the 1966 World Cup Hurst who was only 24 years old managed to score four goals.
He even became a key player for England when he scored a hat-trick in the Final against Germany.
Hurst also participated in the 1970 World Cup which was held in Mexico. But Hurst’s glories at the previous World Cup could not be transmitted in Mexico.
He only scored one goal in the first match against Romania.
In fourth position there are two names namely Sir Bobby Charlton and Michael Owen. They both scored four goals during their participation in the World Cup.
Charlton is England’s legendary attacking midfielder in the 1960s. Charlton followed two editions of the World Cup in 1962 and 1966.
Charlton also managed to bring England to victory at the 1966 World Cup when they hosted it.
While Michael Owen was an agile England striker in the early late 1990s. Owen also participated in two World Cups in 1998 and 2002.
At that time Owen scored two goals in France and two goals in South Korea-Japan.
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